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Laventille man dies after gunshot to the chest

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 29-year-old Solomon Smith, of Mentor Alley, Laventille.


At about 12.30 a.m. yesterday, Smith was brought to Port of Spain General Hospital by a group of men.

Smith, police said, was bleeding heavily from gunshot injuries to his chest and upper torso. Doctors on call at the hospital attempted to save his life, but he succumbed to his injuries. The police were notified and a party of officers from the Port of Spain CID and Homicide Bureau of Investigations responded.

This killing brings the murder toll for the year to date to 281.
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